By Johnny Edward:
Former Flying Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi has joined Belgian top flight club Royal Excel Mouscron on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The 19-year-old, who joined Liverpool from Imperial Soccer Academy in 2015 for a reported fee of £400,000, spent last term with NEC Nijmegen, having previously embarked on a loan stay at FSV Frankfurt in Germany.
He was previously linked with a move to Dutch second division side Fortuna Sittard coached by former Nigeria head coach Sunday Oliseh, before he opted for a move to Royal Excel Mouscron, Completesportsnigeria.com gathered.
Awoniyi becomes the ninth Nigerian player who will be featuring in the Belgian Jupiler league this coming season.
Nigerian players already with Belgian clubs are Henry Onyekuru, Moses Simon, Anderson Esiti, Samuel Kalu, Uche Agbo, Kingsley Madu, Joseph Akpala and Christian Osaguona.
Awoniyi featured for Nigeria at the U-17 and U-20 World Cups in 2013 and 2015 respectively.